indistinct

  • 1 indistinct — indistinct, incte [ ɛ̃distɛ̃(kt), ɛ̃kt ] adj. • 1495; lat. indistinctus ♦ Qui n est pas distinct, que l on distingue mal. ⇒ confus, flou, indécis, nébuleux , 3. vague. Apercevoir des formes indistinctes dans la pénombre. Lumières indistinctes à l …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Indistinct — In dis*tinct ([i^]n d[i^]s*t[i^][ng]kt ), a. [L. indistinctus: cf. F. indistinct. See {In } not, and {Distinct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not distinct or distinguishable; not separate in such a manner as to be perceptible by itself; as, the indistinct… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 indistinct — INDISTÍNCT, Ă, indistincţi, te, adj. (livr.) Care nu se poate distinge bine, care este neclar. – Din fr. indistinct, lat. indistinctus. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INDISTÍNCT adj. v. imprecis, neclar, nedeslu şit, nelămurit,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 4 indistinct — indistinct, incte (in di stin, stin kt ; voy. DISTINCT, pour la prononciation de la finale) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas distinct. •   Lorsqu on jette les yeux sur un objet trop éclatant ou qu on les arrête trop longtemps sur le même objet, l organe… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 indistinct — I adjective ambiguous, blurred, blurry, cryptic, delitescent, dim, dusky, enigmatic, enigmatical, faded, faint, filmy, foggy, half seen, hazy, ill defined, illegible, imperceptible, inaudible, incomprehensible, indistinguishable, lacking clarity …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 indistinct — (adj.) c.1400 (implied in indistinctly equally, alike ), from L. indistinctus not distinct, confused, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + distinctus (see DISTINCT (Cf. distinct)). Related: Indistinctly; indistinctness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 indistinct — [adj] obscure, ambiguous bleared, bleary, blurred, confused, dark, dim, doubtful, faint, fuzzy, hazy, ill defined, inaudible, inconspicuous, indefinite, indeterminate, indiscernible, indistinguishable, inexact, misty, muffled, murky, out of focus …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 indistinct — Indistinct, Indistinctus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 indistinct — INDISTINCT, [indist]incte. adj. Qui n est pas bien distingué, qui n est pas bien marqué. Il se dit particulierement des paroles & des idées. Paroles indistinctes. idées indistinctes …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10 indistinct — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not clear or sharply defined. DERIVATIVES indistinctly adverb indistinctness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 indistinct — [in΄di stiŋkt′] adj. [L indistinctus] not distinct; specif., a) not seen, heard, or perceived clearly; faint; dim; obscure b) not separate or separable; not clearly marked off; not plainly defined indistinctly adv. indistinctness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 indistinct — indistinctly, adv. indistinctness, n. /in di stingkt /, adj. 1. not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings. 2. not clearly distinguishable or perceptible, as to the eye, ear, or mind: He heard an indistinct muttering. 3. not …

    Universalium

  • 13 indistinct — in|dis|tinct [ˌındıˈstıŋkt] adj an indistinct sound, image, or memory cannot be seen, heard, or remembered clearly ≠ ↑distinct ▪ She muttered something indistinct. ▪ My memory of what happened next is indistinct. >indistinctly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 indistinct — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪstɪ̱ŋkt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is indistinct is unclear and difficult to see, hear, or recognize. The lettering is fuzzy and indistinct. ...the indistinct murmur of voices. Syn: unclear Ant: distinct Derived words: indistinctly… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 indistinct — adjective 1) the distant shoreline was indistinct Syn: blurred, out of focus, fuzzy, hazy, misty, foggy, cloudy, shadowy, dim, nebulous; unclear, obscure, vague, faint, indistinguishable, indiscernible, barely perceptible …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 indistinct — adjective Etymology: Latin indistinctus, from in + distinctus distinct Date: 1526 not distinct: as a. not sharply outlined or separable ; blurred < indistinct figures in the fog > b. faint, dim < an indistinct light in the distance > c …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 indistinct — adjective an indistinct sound, image, or memory cannot be seen, heard, or remembered clearly: She muttered something indistinct. indistinctly adverb indistinctness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 indistinct — in•dis•tinct [[t]ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋkt[/t]] adj. 1) not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings[/ex] 2) not clearly distinguishable or perceptible 3) not distinguishing clearly: indistinct vision[/ex] • Etymology: 1520–30; < L in… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 indistinct — adj. Indistinct is used with these nouns: ↑shape …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 indistinct — in|dis|tinct [ ,ındı stıŋkt ] adjective difficult to see or hear clearly: UNCLEAR: Her voice was indistinct. ╾ in|dis|tinct|ly adverb ─ opposite CLEAR …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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